Parliament to debate Job-ready Graduates Package

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ELIZABETH FOSTER, JADE MACBETH AND STAFF WRITERS It’s been a tough few months for the university sector and some experts argue the situation may be about to get worse with the controversial Job-ready Graduates Package scheduled for debate in … [Read more...]

Mindfulness proves effective for students

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ELIZABETH FOSTER Mindfulness has been a hot topic in the media in recent years, but despite the impression social media influencers and the burgeoning adult colouring book industry may have created, the practice is far from new.   In … [Read more...]

Brisbane students join global climate strike

School Strike 4 Climate Brisbane

AMY GRIFFIN Thousands of students around Australia and around the world will put down their schoolwork today to strike against government inaction on climate change as a part of the global School Strike 4 Climate initiative.   The … [Read more...]

Out of the closet: mentoring our LGBTIQ youth

ELOISE LE GROS Brisbane's only network association designed to support young LGBTIQ professionals is calling for applications to join it's professional mentoring program. Out for Australia's unique career mentorship program, provides … [Read more...]

Uni fee deregulation not dead: Labor

MELANIE WHITING Federal Labor MP Jim Chalmers has warned $100,000 degrees could still be a reality for Australian students. Last week The Source News reported Education Minister Simon Birmingham had shelved plans to deregulate university … [Read more...]

Labor’s plan to boost education funding gains positive response

INGE HANSEN Labor announces tertiary education plan promising to invest $9,000 more per student in a "student funding guarantee." The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) supports Labor's pledge to boost university funding by $4 billion … [Read more...]

Skippers celebrate 30 year’s of support for Heart Foundation

NAKITA RONTO The Mt Cotton Hoppers are celebrating 30 years fundraising for the Heart Foundation by performing skipping routines at South East Queensland schools. Coach and former team member Taryn Hodgson said she enjoys seeing the … [Read more...]

Barack Obama encourages Australian youths to take climate change seriously

AUDREY COURTY   In a veiled swipe at the Abbott government, US President Barack Obama directly pleaded with Australia’s youth to pressure politicians to tackle climate change. Speaking at the University of Queensland three days … [Read more...]

Brisbane students angry over G20 disruptions

  JODIE DEAN Brisbane city tertiary students have expressed anger with the G20 Summit's impact on their end of year studies. The summit, running November 14-16 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, has produced heightened … [Read more...]

Griffith leading the way in G20 involvement

BRENT ROW Griffith University will lead the way among Brisbane's tertiary institutions in its engagement with this week's G20 Leaders' Summit. Central to Griffith's G20 involvement is the University's School of Humanities Media Centre, a … [Read more...]